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The renderings look very attractive, but as we all know, cars tend to change a lot from the concept design to concept to production. It would be interesting to see how it turns out when it is built.
 

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The renderings look very attractive, but as we all know, cars tend to change a lot from the concept design to concept to production.
Well, with one notable exception. It takes a practiced eye to notice any difference between the Karma concept and the Karma production car! I doubt very much that a production Porsche would end up looking like this, but to be fair the 918 production model was at least superficially similar to the prototype.

BTW, from memory here are the only changes I recall on the production Karma:
  • Flat brake rotors vs. drilled on the concept
  • The concept had side mirrors with integrated turn signal lighting
  • The concept did not have a B-pillar. This is the most notable change I think.
 

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The renderings look very attractive, but as we all know, cars tend to change a lot from the concept design to concept to production. It would be interesting to see how it turns out when it is built.
Agree with LonePalmBJ that this is not always the case. Look at Viper and Corvette as other examples and even go back and look at the original concept Porsche Boxer and last Panamera and you will see these cars stayed true to concept and production cars only changed slightly from concept.

I think it is a compliment to the Fisker Karma that it's styling cues arguably are being represented in another form. I am sure with the success and great reception the Tesla has received and the growing addressable market identified that this will be fast tracked (if not already) and see production and be on the streets in 4yrs. I would suspect the only real changes would definitely be lights and the doors. The lights (front and rear) would need to conform with the rest of the product line look from an asthetic perspective and the doors of this type never make it to production.
 

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Well put. But if I were offered the Porsche or any other car for my Karma, I would have to say no.
 
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